I went to a music/boutique festival in Cambridgeshire England last weekend and was excited to find that that there was a talk about raw food! I turned up after a night with zero sleep but was still looking forward to meeting some like minded folks.
There were about 10 people attending the talk which was a depressingly small amount considering that there were 26,000 people at the festival. The lady who gave the talk was called Kate Wood and she was a really lovely lady. She asked about our knowledge of raw foods and I was the only one who knew anything at all. However, when I said that I followed Dr. Doug I knew from the look in her eyes that she wasn't going to be one of us but would fall on the side of high fat raw. :(
It turned out that indeed she was a follower of the high-fat clan and promoted superfood munching and seaweed slurping. She said that David Wolfe and Gabriel Cousens are the only ones to believe and to take all other teachers with a pinch of salt (probably literally). She promoted ideas that aren't based on scientific reasoning such as the frankly ridiculous enzyme theory. She said too much fruit causes blood sugar spikes. She thinks cacao is a gift for raw fooders. She thinks that dehydrating things is a great idea and all the other typical stuff. It was a depressing 2 hours!
Throughout the talk I was thinking "She must have something to sell if she is promoting all this stuff."
Guess what she gave us at the end - http://www.rawliving.eu/
I should have said more about the stuff she was saying but I didn't want to be confrontational as it was her talk (and I was extremely tired).
Was I wrong to expect useful information or like minded people?